Between ColorPoint’s Kentucky and Illinois locations, thousands of stunning poinsettias found their way to stores and then, families throughout the Midwestern and South Central states. Serving clients like Lowe’s and Walmart means plants must not only look beautiful the greenhouse, but just as gorgeous at home.
When scrap metal prices rise, so does theft. In ColorPoint’s case, the theft of the valuable metal carts and shelves used to transport the company’s plants. Here’s how innovative thinking solved the problem and what happens when engineers, designers, and users work together.
GREENHOUSE GROWER | December 1, 2016
The VanWingerdens realized very early on how valuable information to and from their customers could be. Things like demand-driven forecasting, RFID cart tracking and a proprietary order replenishment software program are just a few of the technological tools ColorPoint uses to work smarter in the greenhouse, in the office and in the garden center.
BIG GROWER | July 23, 2016
Growing company invests in a dedicated team to bring its business partners tangible results and employees better communications.
GREENHOUSE GROWER | January 20, 2016
Greenhouse Grower’s 2015 Top 100 Growers report rates ColorPoint among those experiencing “huge growth within the past year.”
GREENHOUSE GROWER | May 8, 2015
ColorPoint is second among the Million Bottle Club’s North American honorees for recycling more than 6.5 million plastic water bottles.
LAWN & GARDEN RETAILER | September 22, 2014
Use of wood waste and urban wood chips produces the climate controlled conditions at one of Illinois’s largest greenhouses.
ILLINOIS WOOD UTILIZATION TEAM | June 14, 2014
Owners Art and Ken VanWingerden confirmed purchase as ColorPoint focuses on efficiency and streamlined, high-volume production.
GREENHOUSE GROWER | May 07, 2014
Acquisition gives ColorPoint “considerable swath of reach across the Ohio Valley and Midwest.”
GROWERTALKS | March 01, 2014
An interview with Ken VanWingerden, Co-Owner of ColorPoint, sheds light on company culture within a thriving greenhouse business.
Business Lexington | March 02, 2012
By introducing RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) systems to load, ship, and direct product to clients, ColorPoint leads in technology.
RFID JOURNAL | June 23, 2009